Getting Involved

We recommend our students get involved in as many Sixth Form activities and volunteering opportunities as possible to help build confidence and social skills, and to enhance their UCAS form or CV.

Taking part in Academy events such as Open Evenings and Primary School Liaison events is a great way to gain valuable life skills and to build a sense of belonging. Our Sixth Form students regularly work with visiting primary school pupils and some are also involved in our Outreach Programme. A number of Sixth Formers choose to become Subject Mentors, working alongside teachers in Key Stage 3 lessons to support younger students. Sharing their knowledge with others in lessons can be both rewarding and beneficial in terms of building an impressive CV, as it offers the opportunity to gain experience that is respected by prospective employers and universities.

Giving something back to the community helps students to become more understanding of others. There are regular opportunities for Sixth Formers to make a difference at a national and local level through fundraising and work placements in the local area; we will also make a contribution towards any costs they require. In addition to this, Year 12 students can take part in the National Citizen Service, which offers the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and team working skills through the development of a social action project to deal with a local issue. Students then work together to put the project into action in their community.

We also create opportunities to celebrate success and socialise. Our Annual Prize Evening celebrates the achievements of our most talented Sixth Form students in all subject areas, and the Year 13 Leavers’ Event is an enjoyable opportunity for staff and students to reminisce and for students to say farewell before they leave for university or employment.